MONTREAL (Apr. 27)
Israel’s beautiful pavilion at Montreal’s Expo 67 was dedicated here tonight in a brief, 10-minute ceremony attended by Israel’s envoy to Ottawa, Ambassador Gershon Avner, leading representatives of Canadian Jewry, Montreal civic authorities and top officials of the exposition.
The Israel Pavilion is located on the man-made island of Notre Dame. Three years in preparation, the exhibit traces the story of the Jewish people and their eternal link with the land of Israel. It depicts present-day Israel and the Jewish State’s accomplishments since its rebirth in 1948. Authorities here estimated that between 4,000,000 and 5,000,000 visitors will view the exhibit here in the next six months.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are the focal attraction for Expo 67 visitors when they enter the Israel Pavilion. Surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls in the entrance hall are other archaeological exhibits from Israel to introduce visitors to ancient Israel.